Thursday, December 8, 2011

Where it's So White as Snow: Snow Globes

We were under the impression that it was going to get cold enough in D.C. soon that all this rain would turn to snow.  No luck yet.  In the meantime, we made some snow globes at school.  Mom bought these plastic penguins and superglued them onto the lids of plastic OTC containers (glass containers look nicer, but probably not a great idea with a bunch of toddlers).  At school we each got to help pour water into our container, add a few drops of glycerine, and (most importantly) pour a whole mess of glitter inside and shake, shake, shake.  We used two kinds of glitter (regular silver glitter from OTC and fancy Martha Stewart glitter) and these turned out great.  Mom made a tester the night before with similar plastic cowboy figures and used mostly the MS glitter, which actually seemed to have dissolved a bit the next day and made the water cloudy.  So we stuck mostly with the old school stuff for our penguin ones.






4 comments:

Darcy said...

love this idea! i keep seeing it on pinterest but i've been scared to try making our own. they turned out great!

Kane and Cameron said...

they did and they were so incredibly easy. i think i'm going to make some more for the kids' holiday presents. i like the idea of using non-holidayish things that they love - like pirates and dogs. do it!

Michelle Bonneau said...

Warning do not use gorilla super glue lol it has a bad reaction with glitter and foams everywhere what kind of glue did the rest of you use?

Kane and Cameron said...

@Michelle - we actually used gorilla glue without a problem. That's funny!